2008 Campaign Materials
"Prevent Sexual Assault: Ask! Act! Intervene!"
The Department of Defense (DoD) Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) developed the 2008 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign to advance each Service's continued efforts in preventing sexual assault in the Military. To further support needs of each division, SAPRO has designed customizable Service-specific materials in order to garner increased awareness from your command and installation.
The 2008 SAAM theme, "Prevent Sexual Assault: Ask! Act! Intervene!" focuses on the ability of every Service member to prevent sexual assault by taking an active role in looking out for the welfare of friends and co-workers. Research shows that most people have difficulty identifying situations that require intervention. Even if someone knows there is a problem, studies show that no one is likely to act if others do not take the initiative to respond. As leaders in the field, SARCs, VAs and commanders have the ability to educate and to encourage our Service members to ask, act and intervene in situations where people may be in jeopardy. This is especially important when alcohol is involved. Taking a stance against potential perpetrators of sexual assault can make a difference. Creating an environment of mutual respect and assistance is key to prevention. As you plan your campaign, try to use this theme to complement your activities.
SAPRO's SAAM materials have been designed to support installation and unit sexual assault prevention and education efforts. These downloads contain material that can be reproduced and distributed to support local SAAM campaigns. Materials include: